Key Points
  • Exploring DEFRAs Clean Air Strategy and beyond: To what extent should government action focus on regulation and local action
  • Local Air Quality Plans: Government legislation in action and ensuring legal compliance to DEFRAs targets
  • Collective Action and Engaging with the Public: Encouraging the public to engage and buy-in to the drive towards clean air
  • Exploring Effective Transport Strategies to achieving Clean Air: Reviewing the opportunities and challenges that are posed with increased uptake of electric vehicles, cycling and public transport
  • Understanding the Health Risks to Air Pollution: Assessing the health risks to air pollution such as the increased chance of lung, heart and circulatory conditions
  • Interpreting Clean Air Data: Providing context and relationships between the causes and impacts of air pollution through Met data, traffic and land use statistics, population and health data


Overview

On May 1st 2019, Parliament declared climate change a national emergency. As government acknowledges the scale and urgency of climate change, reducing air pollution, protecting public health and harnessing innovative strategies to improve air quality have never been more imperative.

Westminster Insight’s Clean Air Forum will feature key stakeholders from government, local authorities and the public health sector, as you'll review DEFRA’s clean air strategy and what needs to be done to adhere to government targets.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Claire Holman, Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)
  • Roger Geffen MBE, Policy Director, Cycling UK
  • Trewin Restorick, CEO and Co-Founder Hubbub UK and Founder, Global Action Plan
  • Cllr Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Surrey County Councillor for Bagshot, Windlesham & Chobham
  • Andrea Lee, Senior Clean Air Campaigner, ClientEarth
  • Samuel Rouse, Senior Scientist, Air Quality Officer, Transport and Environmental Protection, Brighton and Hove City Council
  • John Maingay, Director of Policy and Influencing, British Heart Foundation
  • Sarah MacFadyen, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, British Lung Foundation
  • Graham Harker, Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll

    You will gain insight from local authority trailblazers on innovative local air quality and sustainable transport strategies. Hear from the British Heart Foundation on the impacts of air pollution to public health and explore how best to interpret clean air data to establish the causes and impacts of air pollution and inform your strategy.

  • Agenda
    Start

    08:30 - 09:00
    Registration and Refreshments

     

    09:00 - 09:10
    Chair's Opening Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Trewin Restorick Co-Founder and CEO, Hubbub UK and Founder, Global Action Plan

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    09:10 - 09:45
    Keynote Address: Exploring DEFRA’s Clean Air Strategy and beyond

     
    • Exploring DEFRA’s data on clean air: identifying gaps and reviewing the road ahead
    • Ensuring a joint approach to government legislation: joining the dots between the clean air strategy, the environment bill, CAZ’s, LEZ’s and JAQU’s
    • Ensuring clear enforcement mechanism to assist local authority compliance 
    • To what extent should government action focus on regulation and local action?

    09:35-09:45

    Questions and Discussion with delegates 

    Speakers

    Dr Claire Holman Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) & Director, Brook Cottage Consultants

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    09:45 - 10:20
    Panel Session: Local Air Quality Plans

     

    • Government legislation in action: ensuring legal compliance to DEFRA’s targets
    • Mapping pollution by using data to portray a holistic view of pollution in your area
    • Harnessing modern technological advancements to engage with the public and better inform key stakeholders
    • Promoting active and public transport at a local and national level as a major driver for better air quality


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    Andrea Lee Senior Clean Air Campaigner, ClientEarth

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    Samuel Rouse Senior Scientist Air Quality Officer, Transport and Environmental Protection, Brighton and Hove City Council

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    10:20 - 11:00
    Panel Session: Collective Action and Engaging with the Public

     
    • Encouraging the public to engage and ‘buy-in’ to the drive towards clean air
    • Enhancing the national conversation around clean air and inspiring new collective mind sets 
    • Sharing best practice on effective community engagement initiatives   
    • What channels can be used to best engage with public on clean air?

    Speakers

    Cllr Mike Goodman Cabinet Member for the Environment and Sustainability, Surrey County Council

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    Trewin Restorick Co-Founder and CEO, Hubbub UK and Founder, Global Action Plan

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    11:00 - 11:30
    Networking Break

     

    11:30 - 12:15
    Exploring Effective Transport Strategies to achieving Clean Air

     
    • Encouraging towns and cities to increase the uptake of people cycling and improving communication around the benefits of cycling 
    • Reviewing the opportunities and challenges that are posed with increased uptake of electric vehicles 
    • Assessing the options that encourage users to overcome range anxiety and persuade people to buy more electric vehicles 
    • Going beyond the conventional car, and assessing the use of heavy-duty vehicles
    • Filtered diesel vs unfiltered: ensuring that road users are not alienated from the process and assessing the arguments for the use of diesel

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    Roger Geffen MBE Policy Director, Cycling UK

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    12:15 - 13:00
    Understanding the Health Risks to Air Pollution

     
    • Assessing the health risks to air pollution such as the increased chance of lung, heart and circulatory conditions  
    • Assessing the rise of No2 emissions and solutions to overcome these challenges
    • Overseeing the research around the health risks conducted by Kings College, BHF and the BLF 
    • Reviewing the Health and Social Care cumulative costs of air pollution

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    John Maingay Director of Policy and Influencing, British Heart Foundation

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    Sarah MacFadyen Head of Policy and Public Affairs, British Lung Foundation

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Interpreting Clean Air Data

     
    • Ensuring access for all air quality dataset users to air quality monitoring, modelling and emissions data that they require 
    • Providing context and relationships between the causes and impacts of air pollution through Met data, traffic and land use statistics, population and health data

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    Graham Harker Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll

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    13:30 - 13:35
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Roger Geffen MBE Policy Director, Cycling UK

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    Cllr Mike Goodman Cabinet Member for the Environment and Sustainability, Surrey County Council

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    Graham Harker Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll

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    Dr Claire Holman Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) & Director, Brook Cottage Consultants

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    Andrea Lee Senior Clean Air Campaigner, ClientEarth

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    Sarah MacFadyen Head of Policy and Public Affairs, British Lung Foundation

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    John Maingay Director of Policy and Influencing, British Heart Foundation

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    Trewin Restorick Co-Founder and CEO, Hubbub UK and Founder, Global Action Plan

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    Samuel Rouse Senior Scientist Air Quality Officer, Transport and Environmental Protection, Brighton and Hove City Council

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    Venue details

    Zone 1 Central London


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